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September 17, 2003

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL — Cinecitta, Air Hollywood team to create European aviation-themed facility

By Jeremy Kay September 17, 2003 Original Story Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Los Angeles-based aviation standing sets and prop rental company Air Hollywood have teamed up to create what they claim is Europe’s largest aviation-themed facility. Proposed sets that will result from the partnership and serve expected market needs include an airport terminal concourse, state-of-the-art airplane mock-ups and a business jet. The move complements Cinecitta’s expanding range of permanent sets that includes Ancient Rome, New York streets, a Tuscan village and a submarine. For Air Hollywood the deal enables it to expand its interest in film production, having already served the shoots of Kill Bill, Intolerable Cruelty and Daredevil through its four California sound stages. “This is a very […]
October 12, 2003

LA TIMES — Your Choice: Plane or Fancy

By Mike Hodgkinson October 12, 2003 Original Story Filmmakers who need to destroy an airplane or have their characters luxuriate in one can choose from a wealth of independent aviation equipment suppliers. It may have been the world’s most outrageous private jet. The windows were gold-plated, the carpets lush and the furniture draped with seminaked women. The crowning design flourish: a functional miniature railroad that connected each cabin. Never before had locomotion, aviation, money, sex and puerile fantasy formed so outlandish a union. San Fernando-based Air Hollywood had rented the plane to the Coen brothers for a scene in their new comedy “Intolerable Cruelty.” There’s just one caveat: The plane never left the ground. Air Hollywood supplies aviation-themed sets to the […]
December 8, 2003

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood Launches Extensive Stock Footage Library

By Air Hollywood December 8, 2003 LOS ANGELES, CA  – Upon the recent asset acquisition of competitor Airline Film and Television Promotions (AFTP), Air Hollywood announces it will begin licensing the use of stock footage to the motion picture and television industry. The aviation-themed production services company is now poised to leverage its key client relationships with studios and production companies in order to bring the stock footage to market. The collection is comprised of nearly 30 hours (162,000 feet) of airplane landings and take-offs, in-flight footage, international locations and famous landmarks. To the ordinary eye the footage seems rather meaningless, however, in Mr. Captan’s eyes, “The library is an unmined treasure! There are shots of international landmarks and airplanes […]
March 15, 2004

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood Flying with Getty Images for Worldwide Representation

By Air Hollywood March 15, 2004 LOS ANGELES, CA – Air Hollywood, through its 35 mm collection of aviation stock footage, has partnered with Getty Images, the leader in stock photography and footage for several different industries. This partnership will expose Air Hollywood’s unique collection of aviation stock footage of rare and difficult to recreate aerial and establishing shots from around the globe. Air Hollywood has sought partnership opportunities that can effectively generate awareness and exposure of Air Hollywood’s unique product. “It took some time but we were able to complete this deal which puts us at a clear advantage as we begin positioning for worldwide expansion,” said Talaat Captan, President of Air Hollywood. The Library will be available for […]
April 7, 2004

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — The AFCI Locations Trade Show 2003

By Air Hollywood April, 2004 The Association of Film Commissioners International Trade Show 2003 “gave Air Hollywood the opportunity to meet dozens of industry professionals that have since become our colleagues and clients”, according to the company’s general manager Robert Shalhoub. “Like previous years, LTS in Santa Monica is, hands down, the most effective trade show to present our studio to the target market. We attend the event to gain the opportunity to present Air Hollywood’s studios to key decision makers in locations and to meet our clients and potential clients face to face.” Air Hollywood is a large-scale aviation-themed film production studio, offering an airport terminal standing set, airplane mockups, an inventory of aviation-themed props and set dressing, as well […]
June 7, 2004

Production Update — Air Hollywood June 2004

By Air Hollywood June 7, 2004 Production Notes – California General Manager Robert Shalhoub of Air Hollywood calls this “one of the busiest seasons in a long time,” with pilots, features and commercials using the San Fernando facility. Plus, Shalhoub has acquired another similar facility in nearby Pacoima. He offers filmmakers airport, airplane mockups, props and stock footage – anything resembling an airport or plane interiors, etc. Contact 818.365.3700.
October 16, 2004

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood Onboard with Dreamworks and Wes Craven for ‘Red Eye’ Flight

By Air Hollywood October 16, 2004 LOS ANGELES, CA – Air Hollywood will provide a 120 ft. wide-body airplane mockup to Dreamworks and Wes Craven’s Red Eye for production of the aviation-horror feature film. The film is scheduled to shoot onboard Air Hollywood’s set from November 2004 through January 2005. Although Air Hollywood has teamed with Dreamworks on several previous projects such as Surviving Christmas and The Terminal, none have been as involved as this one. “We are excited to work with Wes Craven and Dreamworks on this project because it puts us on the map for another major studio,” said Talaat Captan, President of Air Hollywood. Air Hollywood has serviced other notable studio projects for similar engagements such as […]
January 26, 2005

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood Purchases 65mm Film to Launch “Elements” Stock Footage Collection

By Air Hollywood January 26, 2005 Los Angeles, CA — Air Hollywood announced today the acquisition of more than 70 hours of 65 MM footage from famed visual effects engineer, Doug Trumbull, most notably of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Blade Runner. The Collection contains dozens of hours of aerial and CGI footage of international destinations and natural wonders. “From sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, where one can almost hear the wind and touch the ancient rock walls, to diving into the rain forest witnessing hidden prey pursued by its predator; this collection has every element imaginable,” said Ellen Herbert, Air Hollywood’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. The aptly named, “Elements Collection” has never been available as stock […]
November 19, 2005

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Getty Images’ Film Collections Take Flight with Air Hollywood

By Air Hollywood November 19, 2005 WHAT: Action packed aviation, aerial and adventure footage will be flying to producers and filmmakers around the globe as Getty Images, the world’s leading creator and distributor of still and moving imagery, is now distributing Air Hollywood’s extensive library of contemporary and archival film footage. Consisting of several film collections, Air Hollywood offers producers, filmmakers and global agency, corporate and entertainment customers hundreds of hours of pristine footage of diverse subject matter. Air Hollywood’s contemporary and vintage collections have been transferred to HD and are now available at gettyimages.com. Air Hollywood’s vintage collection – shot in 35mm film, consists of Historic TWA airline industry footage that depicts the glamorous early years of commercial flight […]
October 24, 2006

APEX STOCK PRESS RELEASE — ApexStock.com Launches, Bridges Gap between Clients and Content

By Apex Stock October 24, 2006 Los Angeles, CA – Apex Stock, a subsidiary of Air Hollywood, Inc., today announced the launch of ApexStock.com, a website enabling global access to its vast collection of rights-managed stock footage. The launch of the website signifies Apex Stock’s commitment to transition from a content producer to a stock footage licensing agency. Apex Stock owns hundreds of hours of pristine footage of diverse subject matter, including two major flagship collections: Archival Collection – shot in 35mm film, is historic footage depicting the glamorous early years of travel from the 1950s through the 1970s (Worldwide destinations, culture, aviation, etc.) Contemporary Collection – originally shot in large format 70mm film, consists of breathtaking footage, including aerials […]
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